Can I light and fly sky lanterns in Long Beach?
No. The City of Long Beach prohibits the use of sky lanterns.
Do I need a fire inspection for my business?
You will be required to obtain a Fire Inspection when your business produces conditions hazardous to life or property and when your business is a place of assembly (occupancy of 50 or more people).
Do you take donations for disaster victims?
The City does not accept disaster donations. Contact your local American Red Cross or visit www.redcross.org
How can I change/update some information on my annual Fire and/or CUPA account?
Please complete a LBFD Request to Change Account Information form. Upon completion, please fax form to Fire Prevention at 562-570-2566.
Download the form here.
How do I become a Firefighter?
For information on how to become a Firefighter with the City of Long Beach Fire Department, please visit the Fire Department Firefighter Information page.
How do I make a payment on a Fire Department invoice (CUPA, Fire Prevention, Residential)?
All Fire Department invoices are paid via the City’s Financial Management Department in the following methods:
- By telephone: (562) 570-7600
- By internet: – Online Payment
- By mail: City of Long Beach, PO Box 630, Long Beach, CA 90842
- In person: Long Beach City Hall Lobby cashier, located at 333 West Ocean Blvd. During business hours Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. City Hall is closed on major holidays.
- We DO NOT accept any payments for these types of permits at LBFD Headquarters
- Questions about Fire Department Invoices:
- Annual Fire Permits: Leti at 562-570-2543
- CUPA Permits: Jasmin at 562-570-2541
- Residential Billing: Andrea at 562-570-2513
How do I notify the Fire Department I have closed my business?
Please complete a LBFD Request for Account Closure form. Provide any supporting documentation that specifies you are legally out of business. Upon completion, please fax form and additional documents to Fire Prevention at 562-570-2566.
Download the form here.
How do I obtain a Public Records Act request (CUPA files, Fire Prevention records, non-medical incident reports)?
Please be advised that the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Fire Department are now processing all Public Records Act (PRA) requests via the City of Long Beach webpage. This system will allow property owners, contractors, tenants, and other corresponding parties to submit their PRA requests electronically at: CLB PRA Request
The Long Beach Fire Department staff will receive an email advising there is a request for records pending, and the request will be processed accordingly. If you have any difficulties and/or need further assistance with this process, contact Long Beach Fire Department at (562) 570-2500.
How do I reach emergency services for the Long Beach Police Department or Fire Department when using my cellular phone?
Trying to call 911 from your cellular telephone? 911 calls from cellular telephones go directly to the Long Beach Police Department and are routed accordingly. In Long Beach, you can also use these numbers for a direct connection:
For Police emergencies, call (562) 435-6711
For Fire emergencies, call (562) 436-8211
How do I report arson?
Contact the Fire Department's Arson Unit at 562-570-2582
3205 Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808
I need to obtain a fire first-aid report from the Fire Department.
To obtain a fire first aide report in person, please come to the Fire Department's HeadQuarters at:
3205 Lakewood Blvd.
Long Beach, Ca 90808
What are the Fire Department's Fees and Charges?
For Fire Department fees and charges please visit the following link...
Where do I find out about CERT training?
Please send an e-mail to CERT@longbeach.gov or contact the CERT Hotline at (562) 570-2525
Where do I submit my LBFD Certification forms?
All LBFD Fire Prevention Requirement forms 12.001 are currently being processed via The Compliance Engine. Please visit their webpage: www.TheComplianceEngine.com
Why are Firefighters at the market?
Firefighters work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and need to be available at a moments notice. They shop everyday for food and supplies, with their own money, because they eat their meals at the station. Since Firefighters never know when they will receive an emergency call for service they always have to be close to their apparatus. This prevents any unnecessary delays in responding to the emergency needs of the citizens.